Our Work

Educate Maine advances education policies and practices that prepare Maine students to be the next generation of productive, engaged citizens.

  • We engage in outreach and advocacy to advance education policies and practices that prepare Maine students for postsecondary learning and the workforce.
  • We report and analyze data, the foundation of sound policies.
  • We convene education, business, and policy leaders to come up with innovative solutions to Maine's education and workforce challenges.
  • We manage programs that help us achieve our mission and realize our vision for Maine.

Our Mission

Educate Maine champions career readiness by increasing the educational attainment of Maine people, enabling all students to succeed in postsecondary education and in the workplace.

Our Vision

All Maine people will reach their greatest educational and economic potential to power a vibrant, globally competitive Maine economy.

Equity Statement 

All Maine people must have access to a quality education that provides them with the knowledge and skills required for a career and economic success. Education opportunities should not depend upon geography, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race or ethnicity. Ensuring access and removing barriers will lead to greater equity, a stronger economy, and will allow Maine to achieve our common and state mandated goal: by 2025, 60% of Mainers will hold education and workforce credentials that position Maine and its families for success.

Our Core Beliefs

Education should be student-centered, acknowledging that people learn in different ways; possess different interests and skills; and enjoy the greatest success when they are directly engaged in their own education.

Learning is lifelong, rigorous and happens anytime, anywhere. It begins at birth and continues throughout life, inside and outside the classroom.

Educators must be elevated and supported. They are essential to student success and lead the way in creating a high quality education system. They do their best when they are given the resources and support needed to do their jobs well.

When education and business leaders work together, everyone has greater opportunities to succeed in work and in life. We all have a responsibility to support education in our communities.